Fried Friday: It’s as Easy as 1, 2 and 3!

28 03 2014

Attention all iPad users. Do you have a favorite website that you visit? Do you wish you had an icon on your desktop so you could just click on it and it would take you right there?

Tina, our newest Instructional Designer for Title III provides this Fried Friday tip:

  1. Navigate to your favorite website (may we suggest https://facultylearningcorner.wordpress.com)
  2. Click on the “share” icon
  3. Choose “add to home screen

You can change the name that will appear on the icon. It’s that simple! Now you have an icon that takes you right to the desired webpage. Can’t get much simpler than that!

Thank you Tina for this technology tip and welcome to the team!

Steps to make a website an icon





iPads for UAS Sitka Faculty

23 10 2013

ipadFLC_croppedSome of you have been using iPad’s that we purchased a few years ago for faculty check-out. These devices have supported your teaching, helped lighten your load when you travel, helped you take notes during conferences, provided a way to check mail, compile data, research your content area, and more. In short, they have become indispensable. In fact, when I asked you to turn them in so we could give you new ones, we heard more than a few gasps! However, you were willing to turn them in to upgrade to a retinal display model, more memory, better processing, the addition of FaceTime capability etc. When we got the new iPads, we also required you to submit a report about how you used the iPad in your teaching and Personal Learning Environment. We have really enjoyed reading your reports and hearing all the creative ways this device has become essential to you.

If you do not have an iPad yet and would like to check one out, please email Mary Purvis. You will need to submit a proposal for its use, and then you can begin using it. We still have a few left – first come, first serve!

To pique your interest in how helpful an iPad can be to your teaching, read this report, graciously shared by Gayle Hammons.

Interested in trying out a Chromebook or Microsoft Surface? We have a few display models you can check out for a limited time. Contact Mary for details!

Image: ©iStockphoto.com/Sitade





Guest Post from KPC Faculty

22 04 2013
Susan Mircovich

Susan Mircovich, KPC

Susan Mircovich, Chemistry Faculty for KPC, recently attended the Sloan-C 6th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning in Las Vegas. She shares the following resource links with us. Lots of good information here. Thank you Susan!

Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Whitepaper and presentation slides, Veronica Diaz Educause – http://tinyurl.com/worktech

Affordable Learning Solutions California State University – Find free textbooks and course materials; you can type the isbn of a text you are using or a topic to see if there is a related free book! http://als.csuprojects.org/

(Have not tried all of these yet – this is just a list of what other faculty presented, not an endorsement of these tools!)

Polleverywhere – Free polling, audience response system that uses mobile phones (texting), twitter, and the web. Responses are displayed in real-time on charts. Free for up to 40. http://www.polleverywhere.com/

Layar – Augmented reality creation tools. This is for print media. Interact with print media on your mobile device. Pricing to create pages. Free with ads and free if you are an educator and you apply. http://www.layar.com/

Parwinr Gamification Tools – Turn any video into an online game. Not sure about pricing. http://www.parwinr.com/company_pages

Piazza – For student discussion and communication online. (This looks really good – lots of features!) “Piazza is a free platform for instructors to efficiently manage class Q&A. Students can post questions and collaborate to edit responses to these questions. Instructors can also answer questions, endorse student answers, and edit or delete any posted content.”  Free for educators. https://piazza.com/

Photovoice – Assigning students to create a “participatory photo” from daily life relating to the topic. Examples at http://www.photovoice.org/

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Pyramid Infographic – http://faculty.indstate.edu/spenney/bdt.htm

CrazyTalk Animator – Create scenarios. Not sure about education pricing (not free). http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/

Mobisitegalore – Make your own mobile website in minutes. Students can use for assignments with free 30 day trial. http://www.mobisitegalore.com/

Goose Chase – Mobile scavenger hunt games. Says it’s free for small games but I’m not sure what the means – have to sign up to find out! https://www.goosechase.com/

App-ucation – For iPad users this is great. Integrating Apps into Education (Check out Bloom’s taxonomy for iPad apps infographic)

Blooms Taxonomy

App for iPads








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